Since 1936, the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) created the American Indians Committee to provide financial assistance and educational aid to Native American youth through the support of schools and a scholarship program. There are over 3,000 DAR chapters in all 50 states that have opportunities for each chapter to have an American Indians Chairman to further educate, raise money for American Indian student scholarship, and annually provide a Proclamation for November to celebrate Native American Heritage month.
In Colorado, there are 47 DAR chapters statewide, with 3,000 members in Colorado. The Colorado Chapter of the NSDAR acknowledges that our beautiful state is also the homeland of the Arapaho, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Pawnee, and Ute Indian Nations, along with many other Indian nations who have call this land home. Our Chapter acknowledges that in Colorado’s history, there have occurred many injustices to our American Indian nations that called this land home, including the removal of most tribes following the Sand Creek Massacre on November 29, 1864.
Today, the Colorado Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is proud to celebrate our dedication and continued support of donations to American Indian Scholarships for education, commitment to membership inclusivity and listening to new perspectives on our shared histories through American Indian historians and speakers.